[Scribus] Congratulations and initial comments...

John Beardmore John
Mon Sep 24 23:13:22 CEST 2007

Jurgen Gaeremyn wrote:
> Op zondag 23-09-2007 om 22:56 uur [tijdzone +0200], schreef Craig
> Bradney:
>> On Sunday 23 September 2007 22:47:25 Louis Desjardins wrote:
>>> Gregory Pittman a ?crit :
>>>> John Beardmore wrote:
>>>>> The first is the ability to embed images within .sla files.  At the
>>>>> moment, if I move a document, it seems to loose all the links to
>>>>> pictures as though relative paths were used to locate them.  While I
>>>>> accept the principle that a lot of disk space can be saved by referring
>>>>> to pictures elsewhere in the file system, this can be a nuisance when
>>>>> projects are being developed on multiple machines over multiple sites.
>>>>> For me at least, using the .sla files as a container that includes all a
>>>>> documents images would be a huge benefit.
> If anything, I'm quite in favor of this type of option... let it be a
> zipped collect folder for as far as I care... 
> Furthermore... I can really imagine myself fiddling with a layout...
> importing a picture... not liking it ... fetching another one... still
> not liking it... tweaking the first one in Gimp... importing that one
> again... etc... Basically, I'd have a .sla file needing only 1
> picture... but Scribus will become sluggish because of all the
> copy/delete action involved in this type of collecting...

I don't see why it need to if the rejected images are removed from the 
collection ?

> Just my first practical impression. I guess a "collect" feature is best
> at the end. I would be happy seeing an option to save as "collected
> sla.zip" for example. ;)

Maybe part of my issue with this is people saying "at the end".  It 
could be the end of the edit rather than the end of the project.

And would the .sla file live in the zip ?  I  suppose what I'm also keen 
on is the notion of all the resources identified so far being able to 
live in one container.

Cheers, J/.
John Beardmore, MSc EDM (Open), B.A. Chem (Oxon), CMIOSH, AIEMA, MEI.
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